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New bridleway The Herepath Trail opens in the Blackdown Hills

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Anne-Marie Hamill, 29 May 2008 09:57

A newly created forest trail in the Blackdown Hills near Taunton opened this month. The Herepath Trail is a 22km public access path and bridleway around Staple Fitzpaine. It is the first of three connected, off-road routes planned for the area. Local horse riders and walkers were the first to try out the new Herepath Trail at a grand opening ceremony ...

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New bridleway The Herepath Trail opens in the Blackdown Hills

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Anne-Marie Hamill, 29 May 2008 09:57

A newly created forest trail in the Blackdown Hills near Taunton opened this month. The Herepath Trail is a 22km public access path and bridleway around Staple Fitzpaine. It is the first of three connected, off-road routes planned for the area. Local horse riders and walkers were the first to try out the new Herepath Trail at a grand opening ceremony ...

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PolyJumps Mini Blocks prove a useful schooling and flatwork aid

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Your Horse, 09 May 2008 13:32

The latest new product from PolyJumps is the handy Mini Block, with dimensions of 220mm x 180mm x 100mm. The Mini Blocks are suitable for ridden work or exercise from the ground and have proved particularly useful for improving co-ordination in young horses. Elevation and flatwork also benefit from this gymnastic tool which is invaluable in any yard. So, with a little planning, ...

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The Blue Cross opens first equine rest and retirement centre

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Your Horse, 08 May 2008 17:07

The Blue Cross animal charity has converted its well-known equine centre in Northiam, East Sussex into the charity’s first dedicated centre for permanently retired and resting Blue Cross horses and ponies.  The facility, which was officially opened in April, is perfectly placed in the peaceful Sussex countryside with capacity for up to 30 horses and ponies. It benefits from a central ...

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ILPH to be renamed World Horse Welfare

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Your Horse, 08 May 2008 16:48

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has announced that it is changing its name to World Horse Welfare after 81 years. However the charity’s vision of ‘A world where the horse is used but never abused’ remains at the heart of its philosophy. It was felt that the name ‘International League for the Protection of Horses’ or ...

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First ever cloned horse has foal through equine IVF

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Your Horse, 08 May 2008 16:15

The world’s first cloned horse, Prometea, a Haflinger mare, has given birth to a foal giving credence to the argument that cloned animals can live, grow and reproduce normally. The foal, named Pegaso, was born on 17 March 2008 following a single insemination from the semen of a Haflinger stallion. Prometea made history in 2003 when she was unveiled as the ...

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Meet African riding safari guides at Badminton Horse Trials

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Amanda Stevenson, 28 April 2008 18:02

Worldwide riding holiday specialists In The Saddle will be at their usual spot at Badminton Horse Trials - stand 58 - in the Trade Stand Village from May 1-4.A number of guides from the horseback safaris in Africa will be on their stand throughout the event. These include John Sobey from the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Lucy Rufus from Songimvelo in South Africa ...

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